February 4th, 2013|
February 4, 2013
An Ohio Ambulette Accident Tuesday resulted in the death of one motorist and left four other individuals seriously injured. According to the Newark Advocate, the incident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Mount Vernon Road in Newark, Ohio.
A spokesman for the Newark Division of Police, Sgt. Dave Haren, explained the incident occurred when the 93-year-old driver of one of the vehicles involved was attempting to put on his seat belt and pull out of a gas station parking lot at the same time. The activity distracted the driver from seeing an approaching ambulance that was transporting a patient and the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the Ohio ambulette accident was responsible for killing the elderly driver, while the four passengers of the ambulance were seriously injured. The 54-year-old driver of the transport vehicle, from Gambier, was treated and released at a local trauma center; however, two other passengers in the van remained hospitalized in fair condition the following day.
Witnesses say the ambulance did not have its lights or sirens activated at the time of the accident and law enforcement says they are continuing to look into the incident.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer from the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured and encourage anyone injured in an ambulance accident to explore their legal options.